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Outside Scholarships

Are you looking for more resources on how you can fund your college education? We know what a great value your Mount education is, but we also understand that you want to graduate without worrying about how you can pay for it all, so we've collected some resources to help you find other sources of funding.

Scholarship opportunities for all students

While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Remember, never pay to apply for a scholarship, and be wary of scholarship matching services. For more information read Finaid.org's article about scholarship scams.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.

  • Eligibility: Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at https://www.kidschance-md.org/sponsor/

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: The 20th of each month.
For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/ >

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Apply online and submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
For more information and to apply, visit: www.opploans.com/scholarship/ >

The Youthist Scholarship

Complete the online application and submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any U.S. high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.theyouthist.com/scholarship/

Help Your Loved One Scholarship

Complete their application for your chance to win! 

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.seniorlivinghelp.org/senior-living/help-your-loved-one-scholarship/

Make Us Laugh Scholarship

Submit a comedic video for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 31 and December 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ownagepranks.com/scholarship/

Conex Boxes Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any Full-time, U.S. undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in business, business management, marketing/advertising, or similar fields.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 30 & October 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://conexboxes.com/scholarship/

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Submit a short 500 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident who is enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional or trade school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.lendup.com/scholarship?utm_swu=2632

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 30 & December 31, every year 
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/

Shape the Future Scholarship

Submit a 600 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with a passion for travel and business with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: January 1st & June 30th (every year)
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.campervanfinder.com/scholarship/

Kompare It Scholarship

Write a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 15, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.kompareit.com/scholarship.html

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

Write a 500-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 1, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/

Responsify Scholarship

Submit a 800-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 5, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.responsify.com/scholarship/

PNC Student Lending Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student attending an eligible U.S. college or university.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: June 1 and December 1, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://pnc.financialliteracy101.org/scholarship/

The Arlington Capital Management Scholarship

Submit a 700-800 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any US-based students looking for tuition assistance.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: March 1, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/

Brad Beman Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college/university student is eligible to participate.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 1, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://bradbemangrant.com/

Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student or loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dallascaraccidentlawyers.net/cancer-awareness-scholarship/

Jet Future Business Leaders Scholarship

Apply online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled for 2020/2021.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $750
  • Due Date: January 31, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jetsurety.com/scholarship

“$2,020 Vision” – Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current or incoming students should create a simple infographic showing “before” and “after” for a typical student adjusting from in-person education to remote education, and address how technology is helping them stay on course.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,020
  • Due Date: April 30, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://houstoncaraccidentlawyer.co/2020-scholarship/ 

Love Your Career Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled in a college or University at the time of the next deadline (see dates below).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 10 & January 10, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.jonestshirts.com/pages/scholarship 

Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student pursuing an undergraduate degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 1, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://reifflawfirm.com/legal-scholarship/ 

Stokes Stemle, LLC Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student may apply.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 15, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://stokesstemle.com/scholarship/ 

Sutliff & Stout Annual Scholarship

Submit an essay of at least 500 words for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate student may apply.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: July 30, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sutliffstout.com/scholarship/ 

What Will Be Your Trademark? Scholarship Contest

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be either out-going high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a community college, university, trade school, or law school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: June 15, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mandourlaw.com/trademark-scholarship/ 

Land of the Free Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be either enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: August 15, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dfw.law/scholarship 

Hub Base $500 Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a college in the United States is eligible to enter the competition.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: September 1, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.hubbase.io/scholarship 

Pro TIG Welders Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate student may apply.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: March 15, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://protigwelders.com/scholarship-program/ 

Life Seasons National Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate student may apply regardless of major.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: December 18, 2020 (Spring 2021) & August 3, 2021 (Fall 2021)

For more information and to apply, visit: https://lifeseasons.com/scholarship 

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate student may apply regardless of major.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,500
  • Due Date: March 31, 2021 (Fall) & October 31, 2021 (Spring)

For more information and to apply, visit: https://dechtmanwealth.com/scholarship/ 

Residents of Maryland

Residents of Maryland may be eligible for state-sponsored, need-based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require your FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year and may also require a separate application for the scholarship.

Educational Assistance (EA) Grants

The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2,000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply, you can find members of the Maryland General Assembly on their website.

Additional Resources

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FAFSA on the Web

FAFSA on the Web is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed online. The Mount's School Code is 002086.

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid from FinAid.com is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.

Nerd Wallet

Nerd Wallet is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.

AffordableColleges

AffordableColleges focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund focuses on scholarships and resources that are available to students of Hispanic heritage.

CollegeScholarships.org

CollegeScholarships.org focuses on scholarships and resources that are available to students of Hispanic heritage.